I use ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in just about everything.  Flavor orange juice with it.  Stir fry, of course, but how about in your gin...To get the full zest, smash a piece of fresh ginger root with the flat blade of a broad knife.  Chop and put into your soup, stew, ice cream, lemonade, bean dishes...

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Right: Ginger root powder is often encapsulated and used to treat nausea, motion sickness.

Personal Experience:  Ginger Tea: After experiencing a severe bout of diarrhea while in Mexico I continued to have stomach and bowel problems for several months. Several diagnostic tests later I was still experiencing problems so I went to a regimen of acid blockers and warm ginger tea. Within a week my stomach was quieted and my bowel spasms began to fade away. (More)

Oriental ginger root:  wide angle and close up